Authorities target critical newspapers
Publish date: 12 February 2018
Issue Number: 761
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Sudanese security agents have seized the entire print runs of three newspapers after they covered food price protests in Khartoum and other towns. A report on the News24 site notes that opposition groups have organised repeated demonstrations since bread prices jumped in early January when a government decision to leave wheat imports to the private sector triggered a sharp rise in the cost of flour. Several newspapers have criticised the government's decision, and agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service confiscated the print runs of Al-Tayar, Al-Midan and Al-Jadida newspapers.